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Otitis media, or middle ear infections, are extremely common among children. Parents find themselves continuously making appointments with their GP or ENT, and grappling with the age-old conundrum – antibiotics or grommets? What is otitis media? Middle ear infections (otitis media) is a middle ear inflammation, which involves fluid in the...
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In the past 20 years there has been a massive global push for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their newborns for the first six months of their lives. The science suggests this is a good way to improve their children’s later development. There has also been a large body of research...
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Breast milk is incredibly beneficial and nutritious for your growing cherub. Known as liquid gold, that source of nourishment does not stop there. There are myriad immunity-boosting benefits to mother’s milk both medicinally and cosmetically. This natural medicine fights parasites, bacteria and viruses with the bonus of being a free...
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We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than having to prepare formula. But getting to a place where it feels “smooth and easier” can be tough. Although many women start off breastfeeding many...
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The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School, and Mary-Ann Davies, University of Cape Town One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has seen a reduction in the number...
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It is fairly impossible to write a generalised medical article about prematurity. Every prem baby has a different story, a different path and a different outcome. The ones who are expected to face complications often sail through, and the ones who ought to do well land up experiencing setbacks. There’s...
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Bruche De Bruin is a huge fan of the BabyYumYum Facebook page and website. She reveals how informative and helpful she found the #1 parenting portal, in particular, the notes on breastfeeding and the importance thereof. This is why … The moment we found out we were pregnant, we were...
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Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the greater chance there is of developing complications associated with prematurity. In my experience, it is not only the baby that is premature. Mom and Dad become parents prematurely as well. The experience is...
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As with any part of becoming a parent, learning how to breastfeed and express your breast milk takes time and patience. If you have both, it will just be a matter of time before you are milking like a pro! Q. What is expressing? Expressing is quite simply how you remove...
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For any mom that is breastfeeding, baby allergies to certain food products can be a worry. No mommy wants to make her baby sick with the foods she is eating. That’s why it’s essential for all breastfeeding moms to know the signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for,...
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